The Associate Director of Enrollment Management, along with the entire Admission Office, is primarily responsible for enrolling the School with mission-appropriate students by representing and promoting Saint James School to prospective students and their families. In this essential role, the Associate Director will work collaboratively with colleagues in the Headmaster’s, Admission, Development, Academic and Communication Offices to manage prospective family relationships as they progress through the application and enrollment processes and to market Saint James School to its internal and external constituents via electronic media and admission events.
The Saint James Admission Office consists of a Director of Enrollment Management, two Associate Directors, and an Office Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Enroll the School with mission-appropriate students
Co-lead the School’s social media and online marketing efforts
Coordinate Admission-related events on and off campus
Engage as a full member of the community by attending seated meals, sporting events, and school productions
Establish and maintain excellent relationships with prospective, current, and past families.
Plan and execute admission-related travel.
Facilitate and manage prospective family campus visits, including interviewing prospective students.
Manage regular and clear communication with Saint James constituents: prospective families, colleagues, current families, current students, feeder school officials, alumni, educational consultants, trustees, etc.
Reside on campus, most likely as a member of a dormitory team.
One evening of dorm duty per week and serve on a weekend duty team.
Act as an assistant coach for a sport or activity
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Enrollment Management or the Headmaster.
Four year college degree or higher required
Minimum of three years of admission work required, preferably at a boarding school
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and an engaging personality with the ability to establish and foster positive relationships with internal and external constituents
Possession of sound judgment, flexibility, attention to detail, and creative problem solving
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, handling multiple assignments in a busy department while meeting deadlines
Motivated by setting and attaining specific, individual goals
Experience using social media and online marketing to promote schools
Competency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint/Keynote, and databases- experience specifically with SchoolAdmin, Blackbaud, SSS, and Hubspot preferred.
Ability and interest in data analytics and data-driven decision making.
Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally to promote the School; possession of or ability to expediently procure a valid passport.
About Saint James School
Founded in 1842, Saint James School is a coeducational, Episcopal boarding school with a smaller day student program for grades 8-12 located in western Maryland. From many backgrounds, faiths, and points of view, our students are broadly educated and deeply principled. They are self-confident, well spoken, and fearless in sharing their opinions and beliefs. They are well prepared for college and life. Kind and moral, our students are inspired to lead for good.
The Saint James community is distinguished by an abiding mutual respect that impacts every aspect of life and learning. Here, every person is welcome, every voice is heard, and every perspective is valued.